I LOVE to craft and create! I can spend HOURS sewing, painting, scraping, cutting, hot gluing..... well, you get the picture! My kids grew up with the sound of a sewing machine and understood how upset I would get when they used my sewing scissors to cut paper! GRRRR! My daughter graduated with a Studio Art degree and I think part of the reason she chose this career direction is because of the time she spent creating at the kitchen table with her Grandma and me!
I have to admit, though, that it has been awhile since I have actually used the sewing machine for more than hemming up pants! I love decorating my classroom, so I have spent a lot of time creating fun stuff for that, but THIS year, my resolution is to finish those projects that are sitting in a pile waiting to be completed!
Quilting is one of my passions and I get this from my mother. If I can be half the quilter she is, I will be satisfied! She is amazing! Here are a couple of the Christmas quilts she has given me. Aren't they gorgeous?
A quilting project that I started a few years ago is a "Santa Through the Years" quilt. The squares are first appliqued and then sewn and bound together into a quilt. I only have ONE more square to go! My 2014 resolution is to finish that last square and hopefully go on to the next step of adding details to each square.
If you are a beginning quilter (like me), this is a GREAT book for giving easy directions for simple quilting blocks. It is a "print on demand" book which I THINK means that once you purchase it, they print it; so it takes a little longer to get it.
I have had this pattern for a few years and want to try it!
I love buttons and found these at Walmart before Christmas. My kiddos LOVE to use pointers while practicing their reading. So, I am going to heat up the hot glue gun and make some cute pointers - easy peasy, right???
And FINALLY ............ it is my 2014 resolution to USE this beautiful Cameo Silhouette machine! I have seen so many cute projects that were created from it and I KNOW I will LOVE it when I finally take the time to use it!